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San Diego Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Filed Against Communications Company in Sailboat Mishap

The lawsuit resulting from one sailing trip that had gone very, very wrong has recently been dismissed by San Diego Superior Court Judge Judith Hayes, according to U-T San Diego.com, and the couple who filed the lawsuit are not too happy about it. Back in April, Charlotte and Eric Kaufman, both residents of San Diego, […]

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Illegal immigration on the Rise; Deportations on the Decline in 2014

According to new statistics from the Department of Homeland Security, the number of illegal immigrants who crossed the border in 2014 rose, while at the same time the amount of deportations dropped. With both legal and illegal immigration rates already incredibly high, the new data signals potential problems for each side of the immigration enforcement equation. […]

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Fitbit Device May Change Personal Injury Litigation

Devices have changed nearly every aspect of the way we live — the way we communicate, shop, gather information, and do business. Now, they may be changing the way personal injury lawsuits are resolved. According to Engadget, a personal injury case in Canada will use data taken from a Fitbit device, which tracks physical activity. […]

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Medical Marijuana Patient Sues for Discrimination Against Employer That Refused to Hire Her

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Rhode Island recently filed a lawsuit against a textile company for discrimination on behalf of a graduate student the company refused to hire for a two-month internship. According to ABC News, Christine Callaghan, a textiles student at the University of Rhode Island, uses medical marijuana to treat her “frequent […]

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Pennsylvania Pollution Incident May Cost EQT $4.5 Million

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has filed a complaint with the state Environmental Hearing Board, requesting a $4.5 million civil penalty from EQT Production Company for a major pollution incident in 2012 at EQT’s Phoenix Pad S location in Tioga County. According to the DEP, EQT stored flowback water from Marcellus drilling operations in […]

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Texas Father and Son Killed By Drunk Driver Less Than a Week After TxDOT Anti Drunk Driving Initiative

A Texas father and his ten year old son were killed last week in a drunk driving accident. According to KHOU, they were two of a family of four riding in an SUV that was struck by a speeding pick up truck. The surviving passengers did not sustain life threatening injuries. The driver of the […]

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Judge Rejects Claim That Traffic Cameras Predominantly Placed in Poor Neighborhoods

A Cleveland, Ohio judge dismissed a lawsuit stating that traffic cameras in the area are unfairly placed in poor and African-American neighborhoods, only to receive backlash from the local community for his decision to not hear the case. Judge Cassandra Collier-Williams, who dismissed the case just recently, said that the lawsuit was not just because […]

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Salary Gag Orders Still Common in U.S. Despite Being Illegal

Have you ever been told by an employer to refrain from telling your coworkers how much money you earn? If so, you’re not alone. An author for The Atlantic recently wrote a piece about this issue, and it seems that many Americans hear this order from their employers and are even threatened with a termination of employment […]

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Missouri Lightens Burden of Proof Requirements in Workers’ Compensation Retaliation Claims

In a recent decision, the Missouri Supreme Court has significantly lowered the burden of proof needed in workers’ compensation retaliation cases. The decision comes as a huge win for injured workers who were terminated as a result of their workers’ comp claims, allowing them to recoup their medical expenses more easily, which, in the past […]

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LA Plans to Grant Amnesty for 744 Billboards Lacking Permits

Why is Los Angeles considering amnesty for billboards? The city’s department of building and safety just conducted a citywide billboard survey, and it was consequently discovered that 744 billboards were without permits. Los Angeles is hoping to grant them legal, non-conforming status. The billboards are located throughout the city, but especially prevalent in East and South […]